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In a storm, what means a lot to you?

By Times Staff
Published June 1, 2006

Hurricane season has just begun, but veteran storm watchers know the drill well: We know about preparing to ride out the storm — and about leaving it all behind if the situation looks too dire.

We know to bring the family, the pets, the insurance papers. But what about all those things you don’t really need, but can’t imagine living without? The family Bible. The stamp collection great-grandma put together while waiting for her sailor to come home. The sailor’s war medals.

The point is to pick a single special item or collection and tell us why it’s so special to you. Keep it short — 100 words or so. Feel free to send a picture of your favorite thing. But please don’t send us originals or one-of-a-kind anything. They cannot be returned.

Send your replies to My Favorite Thing, Floridian section, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail with “My Favorite Thing” in the subject line. We’ll pick the best of your entries and publish them soon.

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